Video updates

Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.

Weekly Economic Insight Video

27 November:

The Finance Minister has proposed adding house prices to the Reserve Bank’s list of considerations when setting monetary policy. That could make further easing less likely in the near term. But it doesn’t alter what’s needed to keep inflation on track over the longer term.

20 November:

There has been good news about vaccines, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. It will still be some time before New Zealand starts reopening the borders.

Agri Economic Insight Video

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

20 November:

The Reserve Bank introduced direct funding for banks last week, which is likely to translate into lower interest rates. In fact, the Reserve Bank had a busy week, also signalling that it would reintroduce LVRs next year to help cool the housing market, and announcing that it would further delay banks’ new capital requirements.

6 November:

As we go to film and after some wild swings in the fortunes of both candidates, Joe Biden is looking likely to win the US Presidential race. In financial markets, this result has seen the NZ dollar lift against the US dollar compared to prior to the election. If Biden does go on and win, we expect that this will be a small negative for NZ agri export prospects.